Gordon Echtenkamp has been the President/CEO of the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas since January 2002.
Gordie is a native of the Midwest, growing up in Fremont, Nebraska.
spent hundreds of hours in the Fremont YMCA as a Gra-Y kid and finally as a youth club leader while in high school.
His professional career began at the Kansas City YMCA in 1976, where he worked for seven years before moving to positions with YMCAs in Memphis, Houston, Phoenix and Des Moines before returning to Texas in 2002.
He is a proud alumnus of Leadership Dallas Class of 2003, served as chair of the Character Coalition of North Texas, Chair of the Texas Alliance of YMCAs, served on the 2003 United Way Campaign Cabinet and on several professional boards including AYP (the Association of YMCA Directors) and the National YMCA Benefits Plan.
Gordie is a recovering runner and a driving-range golfer.
wife Kassie, a teacher at Parish Episcopal School
, have two sons.